Ways to GiveSupport


The Florence Griswold Museum relies on the generous support of many individuals and families.

There are many ways to give – from annual giving to planned giving. And of course, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Donate to the Annual Fund

You may also download a donation form here and if you wish to pay by check (please make checks payable to Florence Griswold Museum) you may mail it to:

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371

If you would like to pay by phone you may contact us at (860) 434-5542.

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Planned Giving

Please consider including the Museum in your estate plans and join this very special group of donors, who have had the vision and foresight to plan for the future of the Museum for generations to come.

The Museum offers a full range of planned giving vehicles to choose from – bequest, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder annuities, and gifts of works of art for the collection. Because all planned gifts are designated for the endowment (except for the collection gifts), membership in the Lieutenant River Society has a lasting impact on the Museum’s future vitality.

Income from the endowment, as it builds over time helps the Museum:

Supports its public mission through outstanding educational programs

Protects against shortfalls in annual revenue and the means to respond to unforseen needs

Strengthens its collection and enhances its overall site.

The Director of Development would be pleased to provide you with information about the various options and confidentially confer with you, your attorney, and accountant, trust officer or other advisors.

Matching Gift Program

Partner with your employer today to increase the value of your gift that makes our world-class exhibitions and superior programming possible.

Increase the power of your gift to the Florence Griswold Museum by participating in our Matching Gift Program. Many employers have matching gift programs by which they will match the tax-deductible portion of your donation.

To see if your employer has a matching gift program, simply visit your company’s website or speak to your human resources department.

Exhibition Fund

The Florence Griswold Museum has a lengthy track record organizing and sponsoring temporary exhibitions designed to further its educational mission and reach new audiences.

The purpose of the Exhibition Fund is to assist the Museum in the creation and early development of special exhibitions that are under consideration by the Director and Curator.

Gifts to the Exhibition Fund help to underwrite the curatorial, educational, and marketing costs of presenting exciting shows that are seen by thousands of visitors.

Special Purpose Fund

It’s a terrific way to direct your giving to a specific need of the Museum.

This program offers opportunity to match donor interest with Museum programs and / or initiatives.

Gifts In Tribute

Gifts may be made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special friend.

A gift to the Museum is a great way to recognize birthdays or anniversaries too. All gifts are recognized in the Annual Report.

For more information on these and other giving opportunities, contact our Director of Development, Janie A. Stanley at (860) 434-5542 Ex. 104

For more information on these and other giving opportunities

please contact our Director of Development, Janie A. Stanley at (860) 434-5542 Ex. 104

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